Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sewing while fending off a cat

Happy WIP Wednesday! I have been working on several projects for Covered in Love, assisted by Rory of course.  First off I got a few quilts quilted and bound, but you'll have to wait until a Friday for the big reveal.

Linda recently participated in Cynthia's Orphan Adoption Event where I won her WIP!  (I also won the a project from Julie, so look for that later. Thanks ladies!)  I don't know what pattern Linda was originally trying to make, but I'll be able to pull at least 2 tops from these blocks (first one above).

Today I pressed and trimmed some blocks for the second top.

Rory is especially helpful with trimming; she liked to chase the rotary cutter. Eeee! I keep telling her she is going to lose some whiskers if she isn't careful.

Also, the string blocks for the October block drive are coming in. Thanks to everyone who has committed to make blocks for this month! If you want to join in check out the main post.  If you want to participate comment (make sure I can see your email address) or email for an address to send the blocks.

Over the weekend we had another patient on my floor who'd had a long, long life whose family made the brave decision that it was time to let her go.  They were touched when I brought in the quilt for her bed. Just a reminder that this is where your Covered in Love quilts go; this is why we do it. Thanks for your support.

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. How lucky you are to have so much help and company in the sewing room.

  2. My goodness, Rory is growing up fast. We recently adopted another kitty and I forgot how quickly they grow. Big mischievous babies. I hope to work on some string blocks this weekend.

  3. Beautiful work and what a cute kitty. I had not heard of your Covered in Love project - what a wonderful thing to do for families in a difficult time. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Nice work! Rory sure looks like a handful!

  5. Lots of nice projects there. My kitties like to help too and I'm always worried I might knick their tail or paw.

  6. Lots of nice projects there. My kitties like to help too and I'm always worried I might knick their tail or paw.

  7. Kat, I had no pattern in mind - I was clueless at the time - lol! I LOVE what you've done with the blocks and so happy they are being used. That binding looks familiar and it's gorgeous!
    My Katy kitty becomes intensely interested when I'm trying to sandwich a quilt. Everything is a toy!
    Your last photo brought me to tears. It really brings home what a blessing the quilts are.
    Sometime you should do a post on how you find the time to do all your cutting, piecing, and quilting.with a full time job. I may have to go to work full time soon, and I need to figure out how to best utilize my time. I'll miss my pets and my sewing room!

  8. Aw, Rory is adorable!!! What a great helper you have! What a blessing you are to those families! That is so aweome of you to share your talent and gifts (along with any who help you) to families.